It’s My “Anniversary”!!! Sort of……

  So here we are. June. My mental illness and I have our official 6th year anniversary together. I choose to remember my descent down the rabbit hole for many reasons.  One being:  I have learned so much.  Knowing (finally) what/why/how my brain works has been monumental in so many ways. I know when I …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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Looking Back….Looking Ahead

So here we are. 2016 is slowly coming to a close. 2017 is on the doorstep, patiently waiting. I decided a year or so ago that I would not do resolutions.  It's just not me.  It sets me up to self sabotage my well thought out plans. This month has been hard mentally.  Deciding what …

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Remembering Who I Am

  It's been a while since I've posted. I wanted to wait until I was "situated" in my "new home" to do so. I've moved the blog from one platform to another.  So feel free to let me know what works and what doesn't work!  Feedback is appreciated while I continue to tweak some things …

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Our "Last Year of School"

Class of 2017It seems like just yesterday I was getting TeenThing ready for Primary. This year, she is graduating from High School.  On September 8th, she starts Grade 12.Vacation Dessert = Happy TeenThingWe've been through a lot throughout her school career.  Intense conversations with teachers, moving from one part of the city to another, toxic …

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When Life Gives You…..Shingles

Yes, You Are Reading That CorrectlyPic courtesy of Bitmoji :)This is NOT an "old people" thing.Your risk of complications increases over the age of 70.TeenThing had them when she was 10/11 years old.They appeared on the right hand side of my stomach, just across from my hip bone, just over a week ago.At first, I …

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Confessions of a Social (Anxiety Filled) Introvert

Sounds Funny Right? I love being out around people. Sometimes. I know that my mental illness contributes to my "I can't people" moments.  I've learned that is just a part of who I am now, and that's okay. I had a really bad anxiety filled "OMG I am going to be out in a group …

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